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The Wise Little Hen (1934)

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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Peter Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Florence Gill ...
Wise Little Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. Harvest time comes; again, Peter and Donald claim belly aches. She cooks up a variety of corn dishes, and heads over to Peter and Donald, but before she can open her mouth, they already have their belly aches. Once she asks, they are miraculously "cured" but all she gives them is castor oil, for their belly aches. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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9 June 1934 (USA)  »

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A Galinha Esperta  »

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Donald Duck makes his debut as a supporting character in this cartoon. The original premiere date (June 9th, 1934) has been declared Donald Duck's birthday. See more »

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Referenced in Kingdom Hearts (2002) See more »

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Help Me Plant My Corn
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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You know after this gem, you gotta love Donald Duck!
21 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a gem. The animation is beautiful, with lovely colourful backgrounds and the character animation is very good. The music was brilliant, very playful and jolly, and the theme tune somewhat reminds me of that for Peculiar Penguins. The characters are engaging, with the exception of Peter Pig, whose presence seemed unnecessary at times. The hen of the title is fun, the chicks are ADORABLE(I know I keep using this word, but most of the silly symphonies are), but what makes this short for me is the presence of Donald Duck, voiced by the one and only Ducky Nash. Everything else was fine, but my favourite duck's presence elevates this gem to a greater level.

Two words for this- wonderful gem! 9.5/10 Bethany Cox


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